A woman who has had secondary cancer for five years is calling for people to ‘Wear it Pink’.

Mary Huckle, 54, from Bush Hill Park, Enfield first found out she had breast cancer in August 2007, but after her cancer went into remission, finding out she had cancer again in 2014 turned to be “worse than the first time”.

The mother of three was forced to be tough, even though she saw her family and friends struggling with the news of the return of the cancer.

Speaking about the discovery of her secondary breast cancer, she said: “You know you’ll never be free from treatment.

“It’s devastating and really hurts me to see them (friends and family) hurt as well, with each set back people ‘is this going to be it’ and if the treatment will actually work.”

In a Facebook post she shared to her social media network, she bravely wrote “people see me, and they don’t see breast cancer”, which she still stands by.

Ms Huckle said: “On the outside, I appear relatively healthy. People don’t see anything wrong. It’s like having an invisible illness.”

Now Ms Huckle is no longer undergoing traditional chemotherapy and instead takes oral chemotherapy tablets to treat her ongoing condition. While she still has cancer, she says she is reacting to the treatment really well and can continue living life as fully as possible.

She has been working with various charities ever since being diagnosed with cancer and hopes that she can raise more awareness and funding specifically for secondary cancer patients as she feels it is often underrepresented over primary cancer.

Wear It Pink Day, an annual breast cancer awareness campaign on Friday (October 18) will have an event held at Queen Anne’s Place, Bush Hill Park between 9am and 5pm to raise money for Breast Cancer Now, a cancer research charity.

Stantons Coffee will be helping out at the event, with St Anne's Choir performing and attendance from the Mayor of Enfield.

Ms Huckle is helping host the event and encourages everyone to wear pin, donate, enter the raffles, enjoy shopping and more at the event. Last year saw nearly £3,000 raised, with hopes to raise more in 2019.